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May 3, 2014 1:30am PDT
merkel because of the relationship that germany has with russia and because the germans are considered so central to bringing the europeans along. and you could see today in the rose garden the struggle that the europeans. you could see it on display. because she said a number of times we will go to the next tier. and she described the trigger for that being the may 25 elections that are scheduled in ukraine. if they're disrupted, if there's a provocation that prevents them from going forward. but she kept saying, but this is not what we want to do. and she also very forcefully indicated that most of the european nations understand at they would be hurt if the energy sector is in the next tranch of serious economic sanctions. because many of the european countries get a majority if not almost all of their oil and gas -- >> it would hit average citizens. >> it would affect the global economy. and president obama has not been secretive about that. he has also indicated that. his body language with chancellor merkel was very conciliatory to this concept. and he actually did volunteer today i
PBS
May 3, 2014 12:00am PDT
the world is unified. there's real differences about what to do, have germany, and take other members of the european community. >> the eastern europeans. >> charlie: how does the president handle that? does he go off on his own and put troops here and there and do this and that or does he wait and try to get some kind of unified plan? >> i think he needs to do a little more leading from in front. i think he has to do both a major effort to keep the united states and europe together, understanding that the european dependence on russian energy is going to make it tough, and on trade with russia. german trade with russia is huge and ours is tiny. but, on the other hand, the europeans have 60 years of sort of relying on us for leadership in international affairs and particularly on national security, and they are not yet ready to be co-leaders, and i think a little more american leadership on this would have been important, even while we understand and agree with the point he's making. >> charlie: syria. when the president made the decision not to attack syria after having said it had c
FOX Business
May 3, 2014 1:00am EDT
. should i be called a german-american because my grandparents came from germany? but most timidly say african-american, they are afraid they may offend if they don't. but this gentleman says he likes offending people. >> when you say this makes steam come out of people's ears, saying that is kind of crazy. >> i don't see anything fun about what donald sterling. >> for the record he said i don't care if you sleep with him, just don't advertise it. that's like a broadway mobile thing i don't care if you sleep with the dancers, don't publicize it. and so he is doing something, and he's being a jerk are going to try to censor that you do more harm than good. and the biggest problem is that -- john: it makes me look bad if my girlfriend is seen with those people? >> yes. and that is the dilemma that you put yourself in when you create a censorship or its i'm playing devil's advocate thing maybe he meant it looks like you are with my basketball player. i don't know, the beauty of the is it we don't have to get into these semantics. >> polity in admits to having used this word. announcing th
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 12:00am EDT
, we can only be successful partnering with friends like germany. we will not succeed if we are doing that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable cont
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00pm EDT
with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essential this relationship is. alliance is.-eu critical to global stability, peace, and freedom. this has been p
PBS
May 2, 2014 12:00pm PDT
is not an egyptian novelty. you have it in spain, in ireland, in germany, in italy. that's the first point. the response here is to violence, primarily. secondly, what's declared terrorism or a terrorist organization is the organization itself. our present president has said that, according to our constitution, any egyptian who is not found guilty of a crime and is ready to work according to constitution peacefully still has a role in politics. that has not been taken away from them. but no egyptian, be that an islamist, and the brotherhood is not the only one, the brotherhood or someone like me who is more towards a secularist, and if i decide i'm not going to work beyond the constitution or want to be b beyond it, i don't have a role in politics. we have a challenge to come together. the next president will have that challenge. but i don't really believe that the government is reacting to a political issue. it's reacting to violence. >> charlie: you really believe that? >> i really do. >> charlie: now, this extreme measure, taking that step of sentencing all these people to death is the
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
sanctions against russia. germany ruthlessly pursued its mercantile interest and the lobbyist wrong. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including the former german chancellor. he is making money helping national gas -- natural gas flow. >> which goes to one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, correct? >> it is a rather blunt instrument. choice than tono try sanctions. politics are a flaw. ismany is what russia -- rubbish' partner. partner.ading what jacktell you lew had to say. >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the time crimeaussia went into since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial in russia'sn and -- weak economy. we see it in their exchange rate and stock exchange and a number of important economic indicators. they were downgraded to one notch above junk and with the rationale and the bond rating was in part the sanctions being imposed. the question is how do we proceed and occur -- a careful way step-by-step
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 1:00pm EDT
be in the thousands. ♪ >>> they stand united. that was the word from washington today as the president and germany's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or should go. because there are such close trade ties between germany and russia, especially in the oil and gas sector, so both leaderings pointing to may 25th as a crucial date, and urging t president putin to not interfere with the elections
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs and rebuilding america. i want to work with them wherever i can but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works art has the chance to get ahead. -- i also wantt to say
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
to gorbachev that nato would not expand, for instance, to eastern germany. we could not find it, maybe somebody find it, but we have no record. we had no records of that. but gorbachev apparently seems to believe still today that he had such a promise. and president yeltsin believed that he had a promise, and they detail how he was led to believe that, that partnership for peace was with instead of nato in -- [inaudible] not the first step, not a preparative step which i knew because delbert and then christopher and my western european colleagues spent time to explain that to me. while they failed to tell that to president putin -- to president yeltsin at that time. so that brings me back to my point. it's not enough for the to be on the right side of history. it's important. but they should speak in clear terms. that's what russians deserve. that's what putin deserves. that's what russian parliament deserves. that's what ukrainian people in particular today because they are suffering in the war actually. so they deserve very, very clear message. and the message which meets the end. because som
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
at the u.s. chamber of commerce and she will be focusing her comments on u.s. trade relations with germany. >> republic of germany. >> good morning, everybody. pleasure to a great welcome my friend, chancellor house. to the white germany is one of our strongest allies, and angela is one of my closest partners. and with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief, comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunities for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned that our businesses created 273,000 new jobs last month. all told, our businesses have now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward, but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for working families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing, from raising the minimum wage to --ating good restriction good construction jobs rebuilding america. i want t
FOX News
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "dude." you know what, this was an important part of history in our country for this country. he di
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:30am EDT
in the intelligence that germany could offer. so we may see some warmth between the leaders, but you can bet behind closed doors there are much stronger wordings. >> and with the situation in ukraine, there was once that the two leaders stood side by side when it came to russia, and this time that is not a certainty. >> they realize that it would be in president putin's best interest to see daylight between what angela merkel and president obama want. however, they have different goals. germany is have codependant on russia when it comes to oil and gas, they do $100 billion in trade. and president obama pushing for much stronger sanctions and sanctions that have not yet hit the oil and gas industry. but even though they have different ultimate means to the end, they want president putin to listen. >> the hots on capitol hill saying they want more action in ukraine, some suggesting even that there be boots on the ground, and yet it is the european leaders that are the ones that would have to suffer the consequences of those boots on the ground and suffer through the economic sanctions that the white
CNN
May 2, 2014 8:00am PDT
? >> stand by. jim, how much distance, daylight, is there between the u.s. and germany on the imp sigs of sanctions? >> clearly enough to keep the real sector sanctions. really the step that's going to make a difference and impose a real economic price on russia and we saw that difference in the last week when you had the obama administration seemingly teeing up harder sanctions than they were able to deliver when announced earlier this week. but two, the u.s. administration has made clear that they're holding those sanctions for the event that russian troops roll across the border into ukraine and they'll make the point we need that step, we need to impose some sort of price. the trouble is, that lays out the possibility for what's happening now, which is in effect, the stealth invasion. russian directed separatists taking over cities and towns causing disruption, shooting down helicopters. it's a real problem. >> the u.s. has made the point, administration officials make the point over and over again, the unity of the united states with the european union is what's all important here
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
against russia clear in recent weeks. as a result, germany's position is unlikely to shift, barring a dramatic escalation of the conflict in ukraine. we will hear from chancellor merkel and president obama. in the meantime, a washington journal discussion this morning on the effectiveness of sanctions. host: our friday roundtable focusing on the issue of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, do they work? carla anne robbins is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. mark dubowitz of the foundation for democracy. "the wall street journal" the president meets with angela merkel. german companies opposing sanctions, can you explain. guest: german companies opposed sanctions against iran, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is no surprise. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sa
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 7:00am PDT
into the civil, the world of civilized nations, and merkel is resonant to look at that economy. >> well, germany gets a third of the natural gas from rush sharks and 350,000 german workers depend on russian trade, and the difficu difficulty is that what are the chances that the europeans and the german s wis will make the ongoing sectorial sanctions? >> well, the dilemma is that the white house is going to make the going after putin and the cronies and the institutions with them to affect the course of the nation that i think that is, it is in the midst of a natural greatness campaign and wanting to feel a restoration of the pride and dignify in the world, and if you want to sanction the individuals, that is not going to necessarily give you the correction of the courses, and it is sort of like if you have the u.s. trying to sanction david koch and george soro soros, and hoping that the united states would go a different direction and many people have said that unless the sanctions are sectorial which involves pain for us, and pain for europe, russia will not take them seriously. and so it is th
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool? guest: it is limited and a blunt instrument but also there is no other choice. not a lot of other alternatives. politics are flawed, too. germany is russia's's largest trading partner in the eu. they have more economic interest in the u.s. and its owing to be hard to pressure russia and a major way unless the europeans are willing to play. host: let me share what jack lew told members of congress when it came to sanctions and at russia and the wealthy individuals linked to president putin. [video clip] >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy, it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the period of time since russia went into crimea and since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial deterioration in rush's already weak economy. we see and
PBS
May 1, 2014 8:30pm PDT
of seven forty seven in japan germany's lufthansa is betting heavily on two of the world's largest commercial aircraft the latest model of the billings and forty seven and listed here but the treaty. one of the company's executives explains why. the cd posion o the frontood a ay ts tunic and he and i was going to move the group system so we have a pleasant ndp cool the comic. most european cities will form the view which helps. which means alone in. the if you compare these with cocoa talk to his mouth the conflict when it comes schools are still missing. so when enabled countries. their rooms also have to contend with limited space and stricter rules for airport operations. still there taunting them smaller and more miserable pain. he was ok because who doesn't cave to continue up. japanese airlines are doing well financially. for example japan airlines is just posted a profit of one point five bb in dollars. the chores or earnings are concerned japanese companies had adopted this owner strategy than their overseas competitors. it does seem wiser to be shifting towards mid sized a
CNN
May 1, 2014 3:30pm PDT
. and russians went into east germany in '53. they went into hungary in '56. they went into prague in '68. we were always very careful. they have 1700 nuclear weapons. >> but it wasn't arming those countries that led to tend of the cold war and the collapse of the soviet union. >> a very long-term collapse. >> it was economic. >> we need to be thinking about a 20-year plan to be dealing with putin. >> yes. >> not a 20-week plan. >> i would tend to agree with you on that. and i don't understand why if this is true, and i appreciate your perspective, where are the republicans who are willing to play this longer game with this president? you talk about how weak this president. i don't think this president looks week to al qaeda. i don't think this president looks weak to moammar gadhafi. i think america looks weak when the republican party attacks this president when he goes for peace, when he goes for war, when he tries to do overseas, stuff at home. where is the one area you are willing to work with this president on? >> first thing i said we had to go, look at this strategically and we have t
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 3:00pm EDT
until i was recalled click the operations center in germany. you were in the room. >> yes. >> you were able to see, hear, feel, understand what was going on in that room? >> we worked toward understanding, yes, sir. >> were you ever interviewed by the accountability review board? >> no, sir. >> your primary responsibility -- "j two was focused on attribution, that attacks became a german will very soon after the event." what do you believe they were attributable to? >> an islamist extremist group. >> al qaeda? >> we felt it was austria. >> affiliated with al qaeda. >> yes. im, were they involved russian mark -- involved? how quickly did you come to the conclusion that you believed there were al qaeda affiliates or al qaeda themselves involved attack?in the >> very soon come in the early hours of the activity. >> was it a video? >> no, sir. -- >> did itart sparked a protest? >> no, sir. >> i want to get the facts at a time. the cia station chief is quoted as saying, "not not an escalation a protest." would you agree or disagree with the cia station chief's analysis? >> absolutely, it wa
PBS
May 1, 2014 9:00am PDT
and germany and of creation and bosnia herzegovina. yes it is also about making an in depth report on the professional work and passion of the cost be fixed. i guess he thinks mr mrs clinton's watch and see how his work is changing people's lives for the better last is a series of short documentary films on making and six. new york city is there to keep chasing their treats. this documentary series showcases their everyday lives of the japanese and other nations trying to make their dreams a reality in the atrocities. we set our website for the broadcast schedule in your times the nanny state tends to nhk world tv. ch. just when to turn means cherry cheese you the country's eagerly await the season. she trounced peek beneath the process. the city of najaf lose faith and since ancient aristocrat held the link on teeth. it has been embracing them. mm pistols for a confessed to a spring breeze
FOX News
Apr 30, 2014 11:00pm PDT
a lot of energy, germany, angela merkel one of her big problems is that her country really likes the energy coming out of russia. >> that's true. it's up to the united states and the west. we have plenty of energy resources. all we have to do is start using them intelligently. and reduce the dependency of western europe on russian gas. >> see, i see it as even a larger issue in that, you know, while all the focus is on ukraine and what he is doing there is that last year when president obama drew the red line with syria and that back fired and he sort of outsourced and ling the chemical weapons in syria to putin, putin then was supposedly going to help us. now we hear that there is chlorine gas used about a month ago against civilians. it sounds like either we are foolish or there has been some double dealing or whatever. i see that sort of inroads in syria and a bigger problem for israel and sort of expanding in the region. that's what i see is even a larger issue. >> it's even bigger thansrki that in my view. the problem is you you know you can -- if you go back through frankl
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 1:00am EDT
will be gone, it meant when russian exports gas into the e.u., the first country of transit, germany, ukraine or other e.u. countries, they cooperate dictate you may not pass this on without my permission to another country. what it allowed it to do, the minute the gas comes into the e.u., it is now e.u. gas and can be transferred further. when we talked earlier about reversing the flows into ukraine, that would not have been possible in 2009 because of the regulatory structure that was in place. so by working with them to get the regulatory structure there, they are less relipet today. but as russia will continue to be a supplier into europe, there is more we can do together to make sure that reliance is diminished, and quite significantly. >> forgive the pun, but? is it a pipe dream for americans to see themselves in anything like the near future providing natural gas to europe, and would that have any effect on our domestic market? or do we have so much that it would simply mean a new market and a new perhaps reduction in the trade imbalance if we were able to do that. >> i think the unite
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 2:00pm EDT
-0 win in germany giving them every reason to celebrate as their club aims to win the title for the tenth time. >> i think that there is a lot of experience for this kind of game. it really doesn't matter who will be the team. it's important that one of the teams is real madrid. >> interested in buying the l.a. clippers after owner donald sterling was banned for life. but first he has other things to deal with. mayweather is going into the fight with a flawless 45-0 record which includes 26 knockouts. >> the key to the match today is just being very, very intelligent, being very, very smart, taking my time, keeping my composure and coming up with brilliant game plans. >> and mark cavendish has won his third stage win in turkey. officials had to stop riders on a dissent after a serious of crashes in wet conditions. cavendish prevailed after the restart in a sprint finish. but he holds an over all six-second lead. >>> it's still 0-0 at stanford bridge in that semifinal. >> it will decide how many buses chelsea decided to park, two last week. indeed, that's all for us at this news howe. we h
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 9:00am EDT
years. a 4-0 win in germany giving real fans every reason to celebrate. chelsea or athletico madrid await them in the liz bin final on may 24th. >> i think [ inaudible ] has a lot of experience to this game. to the other side we are a team really strong in this moment with a lot of confidence, with a lot of strength, and then really doesn't matter who will be the team that we play. it's important that one of these teams is real madrid. >>> chelsea athletico still goalless ahead of the decisive second leg coming up in london. chelsea aiming to win the title and his players could set up a title. the goalkeeper is still not fit enough to be picked, but [ inaudible ] is ready to play. >> when you get your hands on the trophy, that moment lives with you every day when you are in a difficult period personally or professionally. there's nothing bigger than a champion's league. >> translator: the confidence is always there, especially in the semifinal of the champions league. it's clear my players are very motivated. very excited. >> reporter: plenty more on our website, aljazeera.com/sport
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am EDT
public appearance at a hospital in germany where he is being treated. the ballot he is passing is for the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when the u.s. pulled out of iraq. these elections are seen as crucial. voting in some regions is expected to be difficult. in places like anbar, there's intense fighting between the army and members of the islamic state in iraq and the levant. tribal leaders control post of anbar, including the city of ballujah. sunnis accuse the shia-led government of mistreating them. during a rally, protesters accuse the prime minister nouri al-maliki of being a puppet of iran. maliki's problems do not end there. leaders in the gulf accuse the government of discriminating against sunni. nouri al-maliki blames saudi arabia and qatar for helping armed groups. the last summit on syria in march underscored the political divisions between iraq and its sunni neighbours. >> translation: sending fighters increases the violence and the people are paying the price. >> the saudis and their allies want bashar al-assad out of power. >> none of them have a plac
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2014 3:00am PDT
aggressive with the sanctions, frankly with the europe mean allies including germany. and we need to dial up the heat. it's the message that gets sent to russia with respect to iran. it's the message with respect to syria. it's the message sent to russia with respect to the nuclear arms negotiation and defense. it has a cascading effect. if you show a bully weakness, and you give them weakness, they'll take it. >> where do you stand in the right year for substantively take that on? >> i'm a supporter of reform, mark, but we're not going to get it done this year. it's going to fill into 2014. unfortunately. republicans should, if you're going to talk the talk of being the working class if we have a minimum wage, it should be reasonably adjusts from time to time, for all the republicans who talk about we're the blue color and for the workers there should be basic things that they're for, and that's one of them increases in the minimum wage. >> before we go, you heard the conversation, i won't talk about everything you guys discussed. but jeb bush, is jeb going have to trouble getting through?
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 3:00am EDT
this report. >> iraqi president is showing a rare public appearance in the hospital in germany where he's being treated. the ballot is for the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when the u.s. pulled out of iraq. the elections are seen as crucial. voting in some regions is expected to be difficult. in places like anbar province, there's fighting between the army and members of islamic state of iraq and levant. angry sunni tribal leaders trolley parts of anbar, including the city of ball usualinga. the government is accused of mistreating the sunnis. protesters accused the prime minister of being a puppet of iran. nouri al-maliki's problems do not end there. leaders in the golf accuse his government of discriminating against sunni muslims. nouri al-maliki makes his own accusations and blames saudi arabia and qatar. the last summit in sirra underscored the political subdivisions between iraq and sunni neighbours. the opposition is sending fighters to syria. people are paying the price. the saudis want the president bashar al-assad out of power. >> translation: bashar al-assad and his
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 10:00pm EDT
borrowing. in europe, germany has a growth rate of 0.8% in turkey has a growth rate of 4%. how can you have corruption and achieve all of this? it is clear for all to see. the people appreciated that and they were 45.5% in favor of this government. otherwise why would they keep voting us in? >> i want to stay with this for a second. they also raise the question the same people that were there are prosecuting the military and you seemed to agree with that at the time. then when they came after you, you look back at what they did in the military and they said maybe it was not good. have you changed your mind about the legitimacy of the prosecution against the military? >> let me tell you one thing. we are always against wrongdoing. when the chief of general staff was arrested, i made some statements then. if you go back and look at those statements, you will see that i have said i did not think it was right for him to be kept in custody and remanded to be prosecuted in this way. i said it was not these courts but he should have been subject to the judgment of higher judicial bodies and the co
PBS
Apr 29, 2014 7:00pm PDT
truly because when you look in the balance of trade with germany vs eu. it's about equal. when you look at value of goods germany exports to the u n in imports from you in there about the same town where germany has been good is in the exporting of view of the asian markets and off you know that exploiting bills market opportunities which to me don't seem so much to be constrained by cost. it's not cost that blocks you from delivering high quality goods to china to cost. it's not a question of the german labor costs than has any impact on animal machine tools that are exported and high prices to china square is to europe there is a balance of goods exported to europe and imported from europe. when you look at it between germany it's not easy. back to the question belt tightening. many of the left of the socialist party staying away from the vote this tuesday for saying that they would abstain. when lily white and one cleaned up finances with sluggish great but nor do i want to kill spent and household purchasing power or investment in the region is expected of them. sen wanted diet heal
PBS
Apr 29, 2014 5:30pm PDT
supply as thirty percent of europe's gas needs. most of which goes to germany the kremlin is often accused of using gas prone to achieve its foreign policy goals. oh short time ago we spoke to dw corresponding right to aid in moscow master if europe should consider this a real threat to gazprom. quite a serious warning at least that is also what experts here in moscow. tell us it is an official warning from the kremlin and gazprom ce year in second base after topping is very import since you're action on saturday regarding the sanctions that led us around a couple of weeks ago my pt sent a licensee european league is reminding them that that ukraine was this very important and transatlantic for russian gas to ukraine was owning a rush oh one and the hoff billion euros of money just for gas and she also said that russia had some courses in ukraine with the subsidies for a gas and a net value of two and twenty five billion euros. it's not just about money there too she once that money of course but he also must be very frustrated about the fact that all the subsidies another cab to u
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 12:00pm EDT
through austerity. germany anounlsed $110 billion in budget cuts over five years, and pledged to balance the books by 2015. the uk promised $140 billion in budget cuts. so why has france finally decided to go down this path? >> everyone else on average has got their deficits down. even the countries that really struggled during the crisis are on the right track. france is the outlier. it hasn't done enough. >> manuel is under pressure from the right-wing of his own party. he is also under criticism from the opposition, which accuses him of having no new ideas. france delayed taking the painful medicine, but it may be out of time. >>> police in india have arrested what they call trouble makers on the eve of voting in india's national election. more than 600 people were arrested. the volatile region has been the center of a decade's long separatist movement. >>> in central india many young people have been forced from school, because they are caught in the cross fire when left-ring rebels and the government. but special colleges are giving some students another chance to be educated. >> re
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 10:00am EDT
much more pain than germany. in that sense, the west still has some real cards to play. >> do they have the guts to play them? >> that's an excellent question. >> by renouncing the use of military force, i think the president has undermined his own diplomacy. sanctions are a powerful weapon but russia is a lot bigger than russia -- then i ran -- is a lot bigger than iran. >> there is an institutional malaise, governments are too large and spend too much money. there are people who disagree with you. in your opinion, who is the most dangerous economic thinker writing today? >> i'm going to be extremely careful about answering that. >> you've never been extremely careful to date, why start now? are you kidding me? >> it is important not to personalized debate. the economics profession has a lot to answer for. there have been flawed models that led us into a financial crisis that hardly any professional economists foresaw. they tend to think the world is some kind of machine they can model. that has led us into all kinds of policy errors and wrong diagnoses. i won't name any in particular
PBS
Apr 29, 2014 6:30am PDT
. over the head of the future of germany's torah. the main tenant law comes over to her who would have to go to this region. and that would be certain because it is anyways this is the good stuff is so high that day. a time. and it's yours but you do read this are probably negotiated against something you would not just sweets but you don't know you know quips are you telling your children your. although dollars for and how we're going to do is find a hat that she'll be there she sees them he knows enough to understand the things i meant when she when and where they can break into. shias who are new. i was cool. it was good to all who coached few days i went easy to catch you because i'm that guy. and the sentiment. today i've got to sit tight. speaking of that guy. i imagine that's you realize that for sure la son who just announced he would run again for president you are the perfect propaganda tool because he can say well. the people i'm fighting against our people were holding foreigners western foreigners especially hostage to the t o i'm very much aware of is is some dispute and
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 9:00am EDT
in germany. he suffered a stroke and has been receiving treatment there. the kurdish leader hasn't been seen in public for two years. >>> united states national weather service says around 75 million people in the country are at risk sfr storms that could unleash tornados. at least 27 people have died already. arkansas is the hardest hit state where rescue workers are working around the clock to search for survivors. andy gallagher reports from the devastated community of may d flower. >> reporter: the tornado has cut a path of restricti restriction -- destruction across three states but arkansas borre the bunt of the damage. homes and lives were left in ruins. >> our memories are gone. and we'll have to find them, hopefully. >> here's some memories, we have children and grandchildren. just trying to find some things that we have had all of our lives. >> reporter: the satellite images from nasa show the sheer size of the storm system and many are still in its path. >> i want everyone affected by this tragedy to know that fema and the federal government is on the ground and will help our fell
BBCAMERICA
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
manchester group and visitors from germany and japan. it may not look much, but manchester has been listening to people like tommy and making small changes to transport housing social care. taking accounts of all people in every policy decision they make. on a tour of the area, the international delegation sees shops with age friendly plans. >> definitely. it's a grass roots approach. it's based on reality of society. they try to make it the city everyone here can see. >> many changes here are small. manchester is leading the way in thinking, planning for the world of more and more older people. bbc news. >>> now south of the equator, stargazers are treated to the first solar eclipse of the year. this is known as annual eclipse seen in australia. the sun is almost obstetricured the moon. it's one of two for 2014. the second will be a partial in october which people in thehemi able to see. >>> a quick reminder of our top story. we brought you a twist in the tug of war with the issue in ukraine. russia describes the unprecedented increase in nato and u.s. presence at borders. russia says they h
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
there. third, the largest supply of natural gas going into germany, and other eurtugal countries, they can't handle the tough sanctions if russia puts a stop to their natural gas. forthhough poland and so is tracking -- fracking a lot more. russia is the main gas supplier. we have to learn how to trade with them. of the gasesng rid from syria. they are trying to help. buy people with uneven vinegar. congress is thinking the old , back in theods 50's and 60's. it is a different time now. we are doing trade with china. but we are not doing anything with russia. they are the second strongest power in the world, and they could nuke us right off the planet. steve, what are you proposing, then? more diplomatic outreach with russia? more trade? caller: give the more say so in the g-8. wantger trade ties that we in the far east. things they want in europe and so forth. it is basic math and principles. let me bounce a few things off of you from what you said. here's daniel sanford. he covers russia, moscow for the bbc. he put this out. map of the day from the shell brochure. look at the m
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
at the rally came to watch television and the president casting his vote in germany. the kurdish leader not in public for two years and treated in berlin after a stroke in 2012. 22 million iraqis are eligible to vote on wednesday. one of the main campaign issues in iraq is poverty and nearly 10 million iraqis live on or below poverty line and living on less than $5 a day and many of the poorest have no faith that a vote will change anything. >> reporter: baghdad throws away these people used to bill and call it tin city, a sprawling slum in the northeast where at least 25,000 people live. from all over builders and other tradesmen drop trash here and they used this to dumb to build homes. as the children play he worries about the future and he not only looks after his own daughters but provides a home for five orphans whose parents died in the violence that plagues the city. >> translator: this is an oil-rich country but i've been living like this for 15 years. i don't have anything. the politicians come and make empty promises. we are fed up. we can't handle living like this anymore.
PBS
Apr 28, 2014 5:00pm PDT
a productive germany needs of this kept them in this profession is up. shy and vibrant and women treat john p thomas he's a funny side by side tx french president has the cuisine has also told rt that the would be very difficult for you have to agree on economic sanctions i heave a surprise as more european country to find a common position on the good of the tension was like the seaweed into the boat ride this weekend into politics. it sort of certainty say we don't. geez the week. that's why we arrived at fifteen. once it starts to strategic partners just to be a fixed it and she now has to be debt free when you import fuel to russia to which the kids so when i was really awful. it was out with him and. yes i'm so full of finance and foreign minister. i'm going head to head in a run of the country's top job was going to be as crazy as it gets bought the plans of taking charge the country's next president will be blended with the economy was heading from detroit left to take a look now at to why the situation in afghanistan isn't i am. the sun isn't dependent on foreign eight tens of billion
BBCAMERICA
Apr 28, 2014 7:00am EDT
from drug makers to train makers. germany tries to cozy with the giant. could these pairings?s be a mat made in heaven? >>> hello. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. washington, 2:00 p.m. aleppo where thousands of people have been reported to be killed or maimed in the ariel bomb boardment this year. forces are accused of terrorizing the city with indiscriminate air war against civilians, in particular barrel bombs thrown out of helicopters at a height of 7,000 feet. the bbc team has had rare access to aleppo. our panel and camera man spent four days there, only western broadcasters to have visited the city since last year. joining us now from turkey, he is there live. is it clear from what you saw ian, that bombs are dropped randomly not just areas occupied by fighters? >> reporter: it's a very good question. here's the problem. the rebel groups are based on opposition held parts of the city. many come from the city. these are residential neighborhoods. the government can legitimately claim in many cases that it's trying to hit rebel positions. the trouble is the scale of the attac
BBCAMERICA
Apr 28, 2014 6:00am EDT
're starting in germany, the most visibly divided. it benefitted from trillions of investments in the west. some are critical of that reunification process. our special report throughout the rest of the day on that. >>> seems there's a hole in the dunkin brands business and i don't mean doughnuts. the baskin robins ice cream outlets reported lower than normal sales growth. the group isn't down and out. it's just announced the deal]çó here in the uk to expand ice cream collaboration within the movie group. do investorsut for that sort of tactic? we'll find out. we have the big dunkin boss in the studio. he is not allowed to enter the building without bringing product. we've got totÁhave props. >> i was going to make a request for my children. >> doughnuts? >> yeah. >> i'll see what we can do about that. >> my children and all their friends. >> you let your children eat doughnuts, shame on you. >> aaron, always a joy. thanks very much. >>> stay with us here on bbc. much more to come. >>> the latest on the malaysian flight that's missing. the australian prime minister says the search in th
Al Jazeera America
Apr 27, 2014 11:00pm EDT
in kharkiv, germany is also condemning pro-russian militia. barnaby phillips has more from donetske in ukraine. >> the self appointed mayor, they are in no position to complain about what has happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war. we are the guests of mayor ponomayork and treated as such. >> reporter: at least they were able to show their families they were alive and well. and later one observer from sweden was released on grounds of poor health. these men were also captured by pro-russian gunmen near slovyansk. this is how they looked after their interrogation. in the road into slovyansk, the ukrainian army. this is not a town under siege but the army is working on no more coming in. that's because the government in kyiv is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men. in the next town, artemisk, a demonstration in favor of russia. it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines. pro-russians, control the government building in donetske, they had an unexpected visitor one of russia's most wealthy men, now try
Al Jazeera America
Apr 27, 2014 8:00pm EDT
for the investigation. now to the crisis in ukraine. pro-russian supporters took over a television station. germany is condemning the parading of european observers kidnapped on friday. pro-russian militias released one, several others are in custody. russian militia captured three ukrainian special forces officers and they, too, were shown to the media. barnaby phillips has more from near donetsk in eastern ukraine. >> reporter: the european military observers were paraded before cameras by the self-ponded major -- appointed mayor of slovyansk, vechislav ponomaryov. they are in no position to complain about what happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war, but the guests of mayor vechislav ponomaryov, and are treated as such. >> at least they were able to show their families they are alive and well. later, one observer from swedeb was released on the grounds of you will health. others have not been treated so kindly. these three men were captured by pro-russian government need slovyansk. ukrainian intelligence officers, and this is what they locked like after the interrogation. >> on the road
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2014 6:30pm EDT
. he was in east germany when it collapsed and he also saw -- you know, he had experiences there were the mob, if you like caller is trying to tear down the headquarters of the east german secret police. then, i think, you can also see after words in the 1990's he worked for the mayor of st. petersburg. i think it was quite clear from what mr. putin saw that that also was not a very clean election. i think that his attitude toward democracy, one has to look at his past and worry comes from. he is not a democrat in any western sense of the word, but russia is also not stalinist russia, even though some people describe it as such. but it is not that. the internet is pretty free. people can express different views. not on state-run to limit -- television. putin is not all-powerful in the way that probably stolen west. he is probably the single most powerful individual in the system which is not very transparent. it is a hybrid system. the groups but different people with whom he interacts and his views he does have to listen to. we can see in economic transactions he cannot determine eve
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